LINE introduced an IoT platform “LINE Things” allows Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices integrated to LINE’s ecosystem through LINE Things and operate by LINE’s own developed LINE Front-end Framework (LIFF) application.
Raytac is glad to announce that we has expanded our distributor network to Turkey and Egypt. The distribution agreement with Özdisan Elektronik A.Ş. covers FAE, Engineering, Sales, Marketing and support for Raytac Corporation’s full range of module lines, including nRF52840, nRF52811, nR52832 and nRF51 series in territory.
Bluetooth has been around for quite some time, but that doesn’t mean that no one is a beginner when it comes to developing Bluetooth-based products. In fact, due to their recent updates, Bluetooth is becoming increasingly popular as demand for power efficient gadgets and wireless technology is increasing. Smart watches is just one of the many examples out there.
For each and every single one of these devices, you’ll first have to register your new product with Bluetooth-functions built in on Bluetooth SIG’s website. You will eventually register (and pay for) your product based on what version of the Bluetooth protocol that you’re using in the product and do so by purchasing a so called Declaration ID (DID).
Yes, a little exaggeration in the title, but that’s essentially what it comes down to. Bluetooth SIG is doing some major updates and changes to the Bluetooth protocol which includes getting rid of the more outdated versions.
There are quite a few versions of the Bluetooth protocol out there, but nowadays you will basically be advised to choose from 2 versions:
v.4.2 or v.5.0
These two versions would be, as I mentioned in the title, the two current versions of Bluetooth.
Although it might seem very simple at first, there are a few things that you need to understand the content of the announcements to fully grasp what these updates and changes mean. That, my friends, is today’s topic of this post.
When a specification reaches the end of its useful life, the Bluetooth® SIG may choose either to deprecate the specification, ending maintenance and restricting its use, or to withdraw the specification from use.Bluetooth SIG – https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/archived-specifications
What has changed recently is nothing new, but it’s big. What I mean is that similar changes have been done in the past, but since the market is more dependent on the technology now than before, it matters far more for people when the Bluetooth SIG do the same changes nowadays. Those changes are as follows:
On 01/28/2019, the following policy changes will be enacted:
– Creating new designs that implement deprecated or withdrawn specifications will not be permitted
– New products cannot be added to designs that implement withdrawn specifications
– You cannot pay a $25,000 fee to qualify a new design that implements a deprecated specification
– Purchased but unused $25,000 Declaration IDs will no longer be valid and the cost of any unused $25,000 Declaration IDs will be credited to your account
Bluetooth SIG – bluetooth.com
This piece of information tells us that the process of withdrawing specifications comes down to two different steps, namely deprecation and withdrawal.
While deprecation literally means “to stop use”, it is in this case the first step in the process of making a certain Bluetooth specification obsolete.
Then there’s a time gap between a certain specification gets deprecated until it’s withdrawn. During this gap, as mentioned above, no new designs can be paid for and/or registered and unused DID’s will be invalid. This is only to prevent new devices with deprecated Bluetooth specifications from being produced. To stop the “bloodline” of those specifications if you will. During this gap, however, you are still able to add new products that implement the same fundamental design (e.g. version updates) as you wish.
After this gap is over, when the specification in question is actually withdrawn, you will not be able to add any new products to any existing designs.
Got it? No? It’s alright. In fact, there’s a lot of information and it’s hard to put into context right away. Just to make things clear, let’s make an example:
Company R is currently developing a new device called RIC which implements Bluetooth 4.0 specifications. For now, everything’s alright and Company R can go right ahead with their developments.
When the Bluetooth core specification 4.0 becomes deprecated in Jan 28th, Company R can no longer come up with new product designs such as RIC-2 since that would count as a new design, but Company R can update their original device RIC as long as they don’t change the physical design.
Then, when the Bluetooth core specification 4.0 is finally withdrawn, Company R cannot update their product RIC anymore AND they cannot register new designs under Bluetooth core specification 4.0.
If you’re a developer who is very familiar with Bluetooth already, this information might already be, as certain people refer it as, “peanuts”. If you’re new to the Bluetooth world, however, this is a lot to take in and you might want to read up more about it. We hope this explanation made things clearer for you though 🙂
You can find more info at:
Bluetooth SIG – https://www.bluetooth.com/specifications/archived-specifications
Don’t forget that Raytac Corporation’s modules are all pre-certified with FCC, TELEC, IC, CE, RCM, KC and SRRC. The best part is that more is yet to come!
Take a look at our modules on our website: http://www.raytac.com
With over 1,000 exhibitors gathering in Nuremberg, Germany on 26 Feb.~29 Feb., 2019 , Embedded World has become one of the biggest trade fair among the IoT Technologies.
Raytac released nRF52840 USB Dongle which deployed MDBT50Q-P1M module offers a Bluetooth 5 specification granted, FCC/IC/Telec(MIC)/KC/SRRC/NCC/WPC pre-certified, and CE/RCM compliant solution.
Raytac Corporation, a recommended 3rd-party module maker by Nordic Semiconductor, announced that MDBT42Q series module now provide a Reel Package option for customers’ selection.
Raytac is glad to announce that we has expanded our distributor network to CIS Countries (Russia), Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania. The distribution agreement covers sales, marketing, and support for Raytac Corporation’s full range of Modules lines, including Nordic’s proven nRF51 Series, nRF52 Series, and nRF52840 in the territory.
PR Electronics is a Distributor of Electronic components and Modules
with offices in Russia and Belarus. The company now has 51 employees and 4 sales offices.
Key market segments: Automation, POS terminals and vending systems, Telecommunications, Security systems, Medical, Navigation.
With recent solid demand and positive feedback receiving from market, we strongly believe that IoT is the future to enhance people’s life.
With PR Electronics’s join of Raytac’s module distribution network, we truly expect he complementary of network portfolio can bring the opportunity and competitive advantage along with a speedy and convenient accessibility for developers.
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спецификации Bluetooth Core под версией 5
спецификации Bluetooth Core под версией 4.2
спецификации Bluetooth Core под версией 4.1
With coming depreciation and withdraw of Legacy Bluetooth Core Specification Version, BT4.1/BT4.0 has been defined to be withdraw in 1 July, 2020, which covered Nordic’s nRF51 series solution (Raytac MDBT40 series module).
To resolve this issue, Raytac has updated the MDBT40’s Bluetooth specification to BT4.2 with DID: D042310. Raytac MDBT40/MDBT40-P/MDBT40-n designed based on Nordic nRF51xxx SoC with integrated Bluetooth 4.2, Bluetooth 4.1, and Bluetooth 4.0 stack. MDBT40/MDBT40-P/MDBT40-n module incorporates: GPIO, UART, SPI, I2C, and ADC interfaces for connecting peripherals and sensors. The modules are all FCC/IC/Telec/CE/KC/SRRC/NCC/ANATEL/RCM pre-certified (MDBT40-P includes CNC/IFETEL), which can speed up customers’ easy hardware design, reduce BOM cost, and enhance Time-To-Market efficiency
The granted BT4.2 DID includes not only basic GATT, RF PHY and Link Layer, but also a completed coverage of BLE software stack: Proximity Profile; Heart Rate Profile; Health Thermometer Profile; Blood Pressure Profile; Running Speed & Cadence Profile; HID Over GATT Profile; Alert Notification Profile; Glucose Profile; Cycling Speed & Cadence Profile ; Mesh Profile which fully support customers to suit the needs of any application!
AT command module, an easy solution provides developers a quick breakthrough to Bluetooth connection. Without firmware effort needed, simply have commands setting on MCU and the start to enjoy the implement of bridging connectivity between devices through Bluetooth.
After Raytac’s Peripheral (Salve) role AT command module released, the demand of Central role has been highlighted by developers.
To have a completed solution, Raytac today announced Central role, as known as Master, AT command module released.
MDBT42Q-ATM (Chip Antenna Version)
MDBT42Q-PATM (PCB Antenna Version)
Differ from Peripheral role AT command module built by nRF52810 solution, Central role AT command module deployed Nordic nRF52832 which employees 64K RAM and 512K Flash Memory.
Bluetooth SIG announced the deprecation and withdrawal of older versions of the Bluetooth Core Specification.
Bluetooth SIG has policy in place to introduce the deprecation and withdraw process for older testing specification, listing procedure and core specification.
For core specification placed into withdrawn status, it will not be allowed to use the withdrawn version anymore. Any product wishes to qualify the Bluetooth Design under this deprecated version must pay additional deprecation fee.
Please refer to the revised plan and schedule summarized as below,
1.Withdrawal of the following on January 1, 2019:
Bluetooth Specification Version 2.0 + EDR
2.Deprecation of the following on January 1, 2019 and withdrawal on July 1, 2020:
Bluetooth Specification Version 2.1 + EDR
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 1
Bluetooth Specification Version 3.0 + HS
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.0
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 2
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 3 revision 2
Bluetooth Core Specification Addendum 4
Bluetooth Specification Version 4.1
Nordic’s information about Bluetooth Core Specification’s Impact!